I feel like even if people don't want to use them, they should at least be informed before they decide not to use them, ya know? I hate it that everyone thinks they are all pins and rubber pants 30 yrs later!
Anyone wanna join the bandwagon and write to Oprah?
Oh, I can see it now... she could have WAHM's on the show, and a part where babies model different dipes. How neat would that be???
Only, I really don't know if we want our favorite WAHMs to get MORE popular...
Laurie wahm (virtual paralegal) of 3 wonderful boys (11, 9, 5). 1st by c-section for breech, 2 by VBAC (one miscarriage between child #1 and #2).
How to raise an eco-friendly family in a disposable world.
From birth to adult, little things you can change about your daily life that will help your children and family learn to respect the planet that we all share.
Buy organic whenever possible but especially the following products because the conventionally grown versions are particularly prone to heavy pestacide contamination:
Corn – most are genetically modified
Grapes (and raisins)
Apples and apple juice
Dairy products (organic dairy cows get lots of fresh air, and are not given growth hormones or antibiotics) plus you can taste the difference – yum!
Organic cotton – cotton is doused with chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides – of all crops, the most chemicals per acre are used on cotton. Cotton seed oil is use in many packaged prepared foods!
Cloth diapers (the wonderful underground world of cloth diapering – could probably make a good show all by it’s self!) Very important – diaper your baby in cloth! Cloth diapers are soooo much easier than they used to be. I promise you that you will be amazed. So many moms out there think cloth diapers are all about pins, plastic pants and dunking. If it were REALLY that way, I wouldn’t do it either! But cloth is easy, fun, and fashionable. Did you know some Hollywood stars are closet cloth diaper-ers! Here are a few sites with info:
oops! (this is my “momma owned and operated” web shop)
http://www.theorganicreport.com/pages/59_diapers.cfm article by eco-baby for the organic trade association.
Here are some cute momma made diapers: (most companies that sell cloth diapers are momma run and a lot are home based businesses)
There’s so much more, but that’s about all that I have room for. Thanks for reading!
ETA: oops oops oops is my favorite Recipe for “Sugar Honey Iced Tea” accidently put my url in the post - sorry ladies! (realized what I did as I was pulling diapes out of the dryer - wouldn't ya know!)
here is the link to the other thread going on over at baby center... everyone should get together to make this full forced cd-ing issue! warning its a long one!!
Just though I'd add my .02 here
|I hate it that everyone thinks they are all pins and rubber pants 30 yrs later!|
2/02, 4/05, 2/07, 11/09, and EDD 12/25/11
Okay, just kidding. I think it's a great idea! I'm going to write a letter too!
Gone are the days where the only option was a cotton pre-fold and a pair of rubber pants. Sure they still exist, but there are so many different choices available now. From the softest felted wool covers to a polyurethane lined All-in-One that is as simple to use as a disposable.
There are still large companies producing diapers, but also there are hundreds of work-at-home-moms who have created unique, functional, and artistically beautiful products. They do it as a way to support their families, while still being able to remain at home, but also they do it to provide us, the cloth diapering consumer with choices.
And speaking of consumers, you wouldn't believe it if I told you, but there exists a rare and much feared animal called the diaper hyena. This is a cloth diapering mama who will go to any lengths to get the "in" diaper of the moment. This is the woman who will spend over a hundred dollars at auction for *one* wool cover. This is the mama who will stay glued to her computer every minute of the day when that favorite online diaper store is scheduled to "stock". This woman lives for the thrill, and walks away happy only when she has won her prize. Who ever knew that anyone could get that excited about a diaper? It's a phenomenon that you wouldn't believe unless you had seen it.
I just think that this would make an interesting and unique idea for a show. You would be giving some work-at-home moms the recognition that is greatly deserved. It would also provide much needed information for moms willing to cloth diaper, but without the knowledge of where to begin. Just think of the impact that millions of less diapers in our landfills could have on this world. If anyone can help bring such a change around, it's Oprah.
Thank you for your consideration.
(a cloth diaper consumer)
It's kind of lame, I know, but I am in Chicago, and I would love to contribute to a cloth diaper show. However, I would have to ask for a rush order on my FMBG covers..... And then, of course, I would have to order some more Toot Sweet diapers. At least I would have a good excuse to shop!
I have heard through the grapevine(well on a message board, mothering.com)that a story was recently done on our throwaway society.
There are many of us out there that choose to live our lives in ways to produce less garbage. While companies like J&J, Pampers, and Huggies are busy making products that feel "feel just like cloth", we are chosing to use products that *are* cloth!
There are thousands of moms in this throwaway society chosing to use cloth diapers, wipes, and other products for their babies and themselves. There are many benefits to their choice above and beyond the environmental ones. It is healthier for baby, it supports work at home moms, and small businesses, and hey, they are cute too!!
I think this would make a great show. Most people don't know that cloth is an option anymore, and the majority definately don't know the amazing choices available for cloth diapers today. There are wonderfully absorbant fitteds diapers(with elastic, and snaps or velcro), beautiful soft wool covers, all in ones(just like a disposable, only you wash it), and these can all be made from your choice of fabrics from hemp to organic cotton.
Please help America to become healthy consumers, your influence alone could save our landfills from millions of disposable products.
I hope she does a show. I don't watch TV anymore, but know Huggies and Pampers used to be big advertisers during daytime TV-- I wonder if this will have an impact on her decision? I don't know if these advertise on her show- I just know that in college I watched All My Children and there were a lot of disposable diaper commercials.
Edited to say: DUH! I just reread some posts and saw you left a link... Sorry, I am a blonde and all...
Hubby , ds (11) , adopted dd (10) , dd (6) , dd (1) & 3 foster dd's